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to create a political the series and book are both called the untold history of the united states, and the series airs on showtime every monday at 8:00. it's a pleasure to be joined by academy award winner oliver stone and peter kosnic. thank you for coming on. >> our pleasure. >> eliot: this is a counter narrative history. you want the public to know there is stuff that you're not taught in your eighth grade history textbook. why, what is your thesis? >> i would say 12th grade, i studied history like you did i went to good schools. i don't think i know any of this stuff. most of it is--it is there the scholars know it. the top historians at college level know it if you study it, of course, but you don't get it in high school. that's where you need it. that's where you grasp history. >> eliot: are you talking in your works about the mistakes we made more than the affirmative storylines? >> the marshal plan worked, we won world war ii. then we shade over vietnam iraq, and we give it different shadings. we start in 1898 with the spanish american war and the brutality in the philippi
states. it is a betrayal of the people of the united states. it is the betrayal by the speaker, personally, of the members of this house not to permit a vote. i have never seen an action like it. i hope i never see it again. >> eliot: that was my guest congressman jerry nadler eloquent as always on the floor of the house yesterday laying the blame squarely on speaker john boehner for the further unprecedented delay in hurricane relief funds. congressman, there's been some progress because of the outpouring of rage that was -- your speaker symbolic of that. where are we now in the effort to get sandy relief funds? >> we now have a commitment from the speaker and how much the commitment is worth remains to be seen because he broke his previous commitments but we're going to vote tomorrow on $9 billion to replenish the hurricane insurance fund of the united states which otherwise will be bankrupt next week. so we have no choice but to do that. we're told on january 15th, the first full work day we'll vote on the othe
one in five women in the united states had been raped at some point in their lives. one in five. now, what does it say about our society when, in the same week, that house republicans allowed the violence against women act to expire, video was leaked out of steubenville, ohio, where two high school football players have been charged in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious 16-year-old girl during a night of partying? this video yes they filmed it, shows a teenage boy joking about the disgusting assault. >> they raped her quicker than mike tyson raped that one girl. they raped her more than the duke lacrosse team. she is deader than trayvon martin though. >> john: that was a witness to a rape joking about someone else raping. joining me now is slate columnist and blogger at rawstory.com amanda and staff writer for salon.com. thank you both so much for joining us on this most grotesque of topics. we mostly wanted to discuss what it would take to acknowledge that yes there is a culture of rape in this country. what is the trouble with rape statistics? how many rapes amanda, go unrepor
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